The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £306 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 96 84
Rank change year-on-year +8 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.20% 0.070% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.072% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £306 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £339
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -51.61% -4.61%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 990 1386 1109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.44% 96.86% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 969 729
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 29 41
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -3.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Leeds

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Administrator in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in Leeds

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in Leeds

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) Puppet
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) QRadar
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (16.67%) Splunk
4 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) vCloud
4 1 (16.67%) CloudStack
4 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (16.67%) Ansible
4 1 (16.67%) Docker
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (16.67%) Facilities Management

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) CloudStack
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) AIX
4 1 (16.67%) HPUX
4 1 (16.67%) Solaris
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Facilities Management
2 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) Ruby
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCA
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Docker
2 1 (16.67%) vCloud
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (16.67%) VMware GSX
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Server
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) Ansible
2 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (16.67%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Splunk